A few more quotes from the page.....
"I agree. Yes, its terrifying for us as much as the next person but that's what we're fucking employed for, to take the risk that others can't or wont. We have the training and resources to respond correctly and that's exactly what we should have done. Feathering our nest with safe and well? Fuck right off, this is what we should be doing!!"
"We turn out to red 1's because the ambulance haven't got enough resources to tend to 1 person dying. This has proven to be correct as we are routinely arriving first and administering life saving treatment, much welcomed by the nwas crews. However, the powers that be do not feel that nwas could do with being substantially supported and resourced during the largest attack on the city, where there were 22 red ones in the same place and a horrendous amount of other life threatening and serious injuries. We have trauma techs who are well trained , enthusiastic and professional. This expertise has been filtered to other watch members , so what we have are well trained teams of medical responders, used to working with one another in high pressure situations , left un-utilised at a rvp for vast amounts of time. When the nature of the beast, means that time is of the essence. We have defibs, dressings , 02 and tourniquets, all vital at the emergency stage of such an incident, left unused."
"Very well said mate, all that resource, all that experience and more importantly all that willingness to want to help people, in probably one of the most needed shouts in our careers and this was the response from the top! Embarrassed to say I represent these clowns, your right mate, it's more important to them to make sure we're asking if there's gaps in people's bushes in the back garden ffs.
let's hope we have hit the monthly target for smoke alarms or there will be hell to pay.
Nice one mate we are an embarrassment we have the best trained trauma techs and firefighters and are not allowed to do the actual thing we are all passionate about
Can I ask for future reference when we get a call for a house fire persons reported are we going to be held back until the fire as gone out and the risk eliminated.
This is what I'm lead to believe happened last night with this incident.
I have never seen such frustration in 23 years as I did this morning when I came on duty. How does anyone deal with this anger and frustration of being held back from doing your job, not 200m from Manchester Central!"
"but you can imagine the frustrations when they tell central to go to Philips park as rvp when ambulance are pulling up in the yard... then to send us back to central and hour later at which point, it's like an ambulance factory! To then hear paramedics, when you eventually get into the area to actually help people, saying they didn't think we were coming. They were under immense pressure and needed our help and we did nothing for first 90-120mins. The crews and myself are angry and rightly so. It was a warm zone we entered and it was full of paramedics, police, first aiders and civilians all helping the wounded. I for one was mortified and embarrassed"
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